Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, an aspirant for the flagbearer position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has made a strong case for retaining Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as the current Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Ghana. Agyapong emphasized that the IGP’s performance in combating armed robbery in the country has been exceptional.
Despite past disagreements with the IGP, Agyapong acknowledged his outstanding record as the head of the police force. He noted a significant decrease in armed robbery incidents since Dr. Dampare assumed office, contrasting it with the previous situation where people were being killed and robbed in broad daylight.
Agyapong expressed his belief that continuity is crucial in this case, stating, “We don’t like change.” He also commended the positive changes at the police headquarters under Dr. Dampare’s leadership, highlighting the improved cleanliness and aesthetics of the facility.
He further emphasized the need to recognize and appreciate the IGP’s foresight and performance, particularly in the context of reducing armed robbery rates. Agyapong cautioned against making the mistake of removing Dr. Dampare from his position.
These comments come amid heightened public interest in a special parliamentary committee’s investigation into an alleged plot by some senior police officers, as revealed in leaked tapes, to remove the IGP from his role.